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TOI.PMKXl.VU-MllMlnsin^ ~ ^kUNU;^v,u l^BKrAUV U, l?r ^MCE TWO CENTS.?^ '
Of Hon. V. AV. Campbell nt the
Home of his Sister, at
Stricken with Paralysis Sunday
he Kxpires Yesterday Morning.
]*rniniiicntSlate ami Xulionnl Chara?
km-?His Fearless Attitude in
"Wheeling at the Outbreak of the
Kehellioii?A Prominent Factor in
ilie rormatloti of the Stale of AWst
Virginia? luwx hlctitlileri with the
Intelligencer, ami a Lifts Long
Advocate of Hciuiblicau Principles.
Sketch of his Life.
alntelllRence hns been received in this
..It.- Af tl... .I.v.tli nf tli.. A W
Campbell, at the residence of his sister,
Mrs. June C. Dawson, Webster Groves,
Missouri, at 10:30 o'clock yesterday
morning. Mr. Campbell died from the
effects of a stroke of paralysis, which
occurred on last Sunday, at noon. The
remains will be brought to this city for
Interment. Notice of the time and
place of the funeral services will bo
made hereafter.
In passing from the activities of this
life, with a suddenness thRt was a
shock to his friends and acquaintances,
lion. A. W. Campbell leaves a memory
with those who are jtwt without the
gray shadows that veils the greatest of
all mysteries that will he honored and
respected until they shall be called I
upon u> follow him. With the present j
generation and West Virginians, especially
tliose who advocate the same poll- |
tical principles he did so much to maintain
and perpetuate, his name will ever
If associated with the party of Lincoln.
and when in the years to come the
traditions of 'thai organization are
transmitted to unborn generations it '
will be found that he will have erected
a monument more enduring than brass,
and that a world too prone to "dumb
forgelfulness a prey" will have frequent
occasion to recall his name in the history
of tiie early struggles of the war
for tho l'nion. This will be especially
true t?f West Virginia?
"I'liild of the storm,
horn amidst the throes of war."
hi the format Ion of which he played so
Conspicuous a part and who was
among the chief protagonists that afJ<?rn;a>
ds preserved, its integrity. At this
hour and time It may not be unseemly
t'? speak for those lips how silenced by
the Impelling hand of death, and which
in life never uttered complaint of the
"prophet who is not without honor
saw in his own country." It is no ex
I_on hi sny inat no state owed a
man so much and paid so little of the
obligation; that no man worked so unselfishly
for the consummation of an
object and received so few of the rewards
for honorable effort and conspieIuous
success. These lines are not writion
in the sense of a reproach, but in
Justice to truth and as a faithful narrative
of the moat notable years of his distinguish^
career. This lack of tangible
gratitude on the part of the state
has many explanations which perhaps
would be in bad taste in these columns.
The one predominate characteristic of
Mr. Campbell's connection with party
politics was a timidity of publicity, an
Innate modesty of hi? own abilities and
an absolute aversion to the notoriety
which Is generally greater part of
the professional politician's capital/
These attributes in a great measure
handicapped his personality with the
masses. In the earliest years of the history
of Wast Virginia, he could have
been chosen to represent the state in the
I'nlt#d States senate hud he resorted to
the practices of the successful politician
of to-day?or even of that day. But
such matters were extremely repugnant
liini and wholly foreign to his charThere
Is one incident in his life that
Known 10 the writer that miiy not be
J '] general knowledge, and it is Intl?|
nintely connected with the memorable
H in the Chicago convention which
nominated Garlield, referred to else|U
where. Mr. Campbell and General Gar|I
?Wd warm personal friends long
|| before the convening of that oonvenI
tion. When Garlield wan established
I in the white house many of Mr. CampI
Hi's friends anticipated that he would
I r?-c?'l\> some handsome recognition
M from the administration. This expect a?
tion was nut without foundation, and if
||a 1* had not been for the assassin's bullet
m 1'"-sld':iit Garfield would have made
B Win minister to China. Shortly after
H 'I"- death of the PreMdeiit Mr. Catnpgj
l,"H exhibited to the writer a personal
9 J-t'iff from James G. Jtluine, the socre1
Ury "f Htatc. stating that It might
nlfnNi* hint to know that GartlHd was
fl Preparing the pupers for his nomination
U mmisfr t.? China when he was shot.
N,: Htjilne adding, "whether the IncomI
administration will carry out these
R ^i"iif(i ?.r the dead President 1 am not
B h'l11?. (| fi wjih no apparent dlsap
i"'iuiM'.'Mit tn Mr. Campbell, ami he dis
e . h,.,| niatuir without further
?h"mhi for he knew well enough that
B Arthur's attitude was not
I fit- iM11y -Hi him, as h<* had opposed thy
to '"*!?n. in the Chicago convention that
9 giv?-n lite consolation prl/e of the
H * !'n-s|d"ucy.
"I'll., -o. I ll xldc Of Mr. c.impbelra
| ' 1 :u;n ter was greatly misjudged by the
I'. tsv..*, who upjnstly Ipniglned him t<>
H '" "f :l rold, lin'pctious tempeVatuetit.
N-Milng wuk wider of tie- truth. A
innri; companionable man nevr llV'-d.
?' Irur that In* was not demonstraI
'l*'". ond wan not what was denoinlH
hi ;t political sense "a good fetB
but h" was nlwaj. > approacliabli*
Hi?* humblus\ as well as the most
!' rful ami Influential. Isympt
thl7*?t Hlnc-rely with tin* honest slrugI
?> > ,,f cvvry mailt He admired Imii\
\ Continued on Hi.\th 1'uk?*
Talks on tlio Conduct ol'the? AVnr.
Says llo Conducted the Affair# of
Ills Department to thellcMt of His
NEW' YORK, Feb. 13.-Secretary of
War Russell A. Alger, who Is here to
attend the Lincoln Day dinner of the
Union Leugue Club in Brooklyn said today
In regard to the report of the war
commission that lie would rather say*
^nothing about it until he had lead the
entire report. .General Alger, however,
said that he had carried on the work nil
the way through the war to the best of
his ability.
"During the war," said the secretary,
"when we had so much to do, criticisms
began to appear In some papers. When
this happened I gave orders that
those papers should not be sent to
me, as there was no time to waste. My
first duty was to conduct the affairs of
the department as well as I could."
General Alger compared the department
with a large private business, saying
that many unforeseen things happened
in the department Just us in a
large private business. Storms came
up which could not be prevented,
"Sometimes the manager of a pri
vute business," said the secretary. "lias
looked over the Held and believe he lias
good and faithful helper?. Then he
learns that he has been Incorrect in his
thought ami that some of his men have
not proved true. These ore generally
unforeseen things which will happen in
any large private business concern as
well as to a government department.
Though the work of the war department
was difficult, I carried It on as
was my duty to the bent of my ability."
When asked about the criticism by
the- war commission of General Miles.
Secretary Alger asked to be excused
from talking- about that. I
Secretary Alger said in connection
with the intended naming of a com- '
manding officer for the army that he
thought a regular army man would be I
named In preference to a volunteer, although
Congress could do as It wished
about such a matter.
Secretary Alger's attention was called
to the selling of supplies in Havana at
less than the regular market rates, In
connection with which it was said that
the supplies were all army rations. The
secretary said:
"Col. Bliss, who was In charge of the
collection of customs at Havana, was
asked to investigate this, wtaeri it was
learned that such sales were being
made. Some persons were selling sup
plies at Ifcss than any one else could sell
them after importing them and paying
the duty. Colonel Bliss found that two
men were buying: up all the surplus ra- |
tions' from the troops. The rations the i
troops received were more than they i
could use and it is considered legitimate !
to sell them again, it is n general prac- j
tiecf in the army for companies -to sell '
their surplus rations and place the sums !
received to the credit of the company
funds. These two men were, in a way, j
carrying on a legitimate business.
"Col. Bliss found that they had a
storehouse full of Hour and coffee and
some other things and that they were j
able to sell Hour at 32 a barrel less than
J/CTSPJIS wh"-were-'importing 1iour and I
paying duty on it. lie told them after
consulting Washington that they must j
either pay duty on the no-)ds or he
would prevent them from selling them.
This practically .stopped this practice. J
Orders were given t<> tile commissary j
department i ? buy back the extra rations
so that the soldiers would get os
much Irouv the government as from !
outsiders and save the scandalous
In speaking of the Philippine and
Santiago campaigns. Secretary Alger
"General Shatter and Ids expedition
had to land on a hostile Island and do j
the attacking the worst season there,
the hottest part of the rainy season.
General Otis had been at Manila for
some time and h?? was prepared for the
attack. In Santiago General Shatter
had to attack the Spaniards, -while ia
the Philippines our forces occupied Die
position the Spaniards had in Santiago.''
General Alger said he wished to
m:i!?< no crltlelsm of (tf?nerii! Otis, ivh.i
had done brilliant work In Manila. lie
said that t\ie" two campaigns could
hardly be compared, as they had been
fought at different seasons and from
different position*. The general In rach
case, he declared, was entitled to groat
Secretary Alger spoke generally of the
work now being done in Cuba, lie said
that there was very little friction at
Santiago. In ?pite of the reports to that
effect. General Wood and General
Brooke were tforklng In entire harmony.
General Brooke, he said. In answer
to a question, was In charge of the
whole island. Some misunderstanding
had been caused at first by the mistake
of the otlleers at Santiago, who thought
that the moneys collected at Santiago
had to be sent to Havana. This was not
required, it being necessary to send only
reports of the amounts received.
The work ?.?f bettering conditions generally
In Cuba was going on, hampered
somewhat by the lack of transportation
facilities in the Interior and by
countless little difficulties, which were
coming up and being mastered. lf j
<*aid that he was satisfied with the
work. Taking Into consideration the
short time that we have been In Cuba,
we were doing very well. The secretary
said that a mystery 'n Cuba, was
lh" whereabouts of th- Cuban men.
The United States officers who had
gone Into the interior hud failed to And
"Of course," said he. "the reconcentrados
were largely driven Into the large
cities,but we cannot Mnd. anywhere near
the numbers ?>f men wo expected to
find. For Instance, an otllcer from Sanct!
s51ilrl111 vj u'hft hncl; <o W.uhln?.
ton la-t week. told m thnt that town
*.vas lllled with women uml children,
but Tio men. They are not In tin* conntry
districts. mh far as we cjin llnd. The
Cuban aririf.' Is estimated :il thirty
snnd men, but this docs not account for
?ii" tliouHunriH who are not '?<> be found.
They ore not with (Jomoss and It Is yet
to !?. I.Mrui'd where they have disappeared
l-'onr round Dead.
\1 AltMJOflU.Alans, J?Vb. J.'?.?A |???llcctuan
who went to a small house In the
rear of a shot: factory to-niKht to Investigate
a tilt' found the house full of
smoke hnd lu a room off the kitchen,
four persons lylnjc on a mattress which
i had b"eii placed on th?* tloor, all dead,
and III tile Iclltlleil three other pCt'flOUS
In :? stale i>f insensibility. Thu four
IkhIP'M w<Me taken to the morgue and the
medical examiner hcKun an iuqury to
determine the emise of death.
Nova Scotia Town I lit rn i n^'.
HALIFAX. N\ S? IM.. 11.?Tli.. t uvn
of UlKby, the i;,ite.vay to the land of
d'lvanV'dlne, \\.\n almost wiped tail i?y
fir 1. -' nl?hf, All the l usIii. sk portion
' tie- town Is In a she.* and the l?iys
.>ill he At '1 it. in. the Nr.- I*
j Htlll sprea lint;. threat'-nlnn the Unffvr|
In hotel mid the railroad stntlolu
Americans Capture City Without
The Loss of a Man.
The Itebels set the Town on Fire on
Evacuating ft, but the United
States Troops K.vtinguished the
Flatties, but not Before Consider*
able Damage avur Done ? The Knemy's
Loss During the Iioinbardment
was Heavy?Filipinos Offering
Spanish Prisoners their Liberty il
They Would Undertake to Fight.
Against the Americans?Aguinaldo
Misrepresenting the Situation to
his Troops.
MANILA, Feb. U. ,9:33 a. m.?The
Americans captured Jlollo on Saturday.
The United States forces under Brigadier
General Miller, captured Hollo,
capltol of the island of Panay and strat
of the so-called government of the
Vlaayas Federation, on Saturday last,
after u bombardment.
The rebels set the town on fire before
evacuating It; but the American
troops extinguished the ilames.
There were no casualties on the
Ameiiean side.
MANILA, Feb. 14, 9:45 a. m.-Thc
United States gunboat Petrel arrived
late last evening with dispatches from
uviRaater General M^ti. Miller to Major
Genera] Otis, <rv?ibuiicing that Hollo
had been taken by the combined military
and naval forces on Saturday
General Miller, on receipt oC Ills instructions
from Manila, sent native
commissioners ashore from the United
States transport St. Paul with a coni!
inunicatlon for the rebel governor of
I Hollo calling: upon him to surrender
within u time stated and warning him
not to make a demonstration in the ini
I The rebels immediately moved their
I guns and prepared to defend their position.
Thereupon the Petrel fired two
warning: guns, the rebels immediately
opening fire upon her.
I The Petrel and the Baltimore then
I bombarded the town, which the rebels,
; having set on fire, immediately evacuj
a ted.
| Americans troops were promptly
Innded and extinguished the fires lit ail
I r*Tses of foreign property,* but ?oi foef-iro
considerable . damans , had been
. done.
Confirmed u( AVashln^toii.
"WASHINGTON*. D. C.. Feb. 1^.?
onoruy oeiore mumignt Adjutant <Jenerai
Corbin made public the following
dispatch from Major Oils reporting" the
capture of the town ?if llollo by the
American-forces under Generul- Miller,
on the 11th Inst.:
MANILA. Feb. 13. 1
General Miller reports from Ilollb that
town was taken on 11th InHt.. and held
by troops. Insurgents given until evening
ot 11 Lit to surrender, but their hostile
action's brought on engagement
during the morning. Insurgents 11 red
native portion ?>f town; but little losses
to property of foreign Inhabitants. No
casualties among the United States
troops reported.
(Signed.) OTIS.
The First Sews KeecmMf.
WASHINGTON. D. C.. Feb. 13.?The
Associated Press dispatch announcing
the capture by tlie American troops under
General Millar, of Hollo, on the inland
of Panay, was the first news received
In this city "( the fall of the second
city in the Philippines.
The announcement was promptly
communicated to the President at the
white house and it was read with gratification.
Half an hour later the official
Intelligence was received from General
Insurgents' Tart ies.
MAXILA, Feb. 13.?10:3.". u. m.?Pursuing
their customary tactics, the insurgents
on the extreme left of the line
opened fire at- long range oil the American
troops last night. maintaining their
fire for a few minutes before settling
down. None of their shots took effect,
however, and the Americans did not reply.
All was quiet ah'ng the rest of the
line. The Concord is now lying off
Paranaque. The weather at night now
is cool and showers are frequent.
IfTlicy Would Fight Against America
us?Many Refused.
LONDON. Feb. 13.?Reuters Telegram
Company, limited, has received the fol
living dispatch from Manila, dated
February 1".), 3:43 p. in.
"After the capture of Caloocan. a
Spaniard who had been a prisoner
there; came to the Americans, holding!
up his'.hands and said that the Filipinos
had offered to release the Spaniards, esfused,
and even those who accepted the
offer did so In the hope of effecting an
"The rebels, according to this Informant.
are 'discontented, until paid, united
and thoroughly disillusioned, the tailsin.'tnle
wafers being of no avail against
wounds, hunger and fatigue.
"On Friday, Aguinaldo visited Polo, a
few miles northwest of Caloocan, and
addressed the Filipino troops there,
claiming that lie had won a victory and
asserting that J.JIOO Americans had liven
.AgonHNo Denies it.
MOXTlltiA L.Feb. 13.- It, yond d. daring
the statement that he advised Aguinaldo
to drive the Americans out of
the Philippines before reinforcements
- ?l- ? -
arnvfu in !?' ;i ->Konciiio absolutely
refused to talk this morning.
"I am busy Fending dispatches," he
said to all. "I may have something to
say later on."
ile lias engaged a. tyj>?;?vrlt**r ami was
busy dictating to liltu with the anHtetance
of Secretary "Marti.
Later Agonclllo said: "I absolutely
(lent* that 1 have sent n cablegram provoking
the present war. When the Tim.*
comes I wiit produce the ruble scat to
1 Agulnaldo and the cable I received In
reply from him. They will clear me
| from any ucou.-atlon."
A <,'ompleie ('union,
j MANILA. I-Vli. j::. Imr. m.?Tin?
Twentlelh Kansas und the Kind Idaho
volunfeerH have b/rcn recalled friuu the
marsh hinds norlb oi' .Mnlahon. and ihe
former regiment ! ; u..w renehrd In
front of ("ahiocan. The American lines
form h complete cordon twenty-two
inlleH In length from thej'oawt north almost
to I'amuiua. south of .Manila.
| The enemy are busily throwing up In
trenehments on their left,sharpshooters
in the jungle covering llielt* operations.
1 All the enemy's dead at Calooean have
been burled?127 last Sunday and 300
yesterday. The United States cruiser
Charleston has moved up the coast and
is now off Malalos. the neat ol' the socalled
Filipino government at a distance
estimated at about eight miles.
Causes Disastrous "Wreck on Pittsburgh
& Lake Krie Railroad?Number
of Pittsbur&Jiers Injured.
PITTSBURGH. Feb. 13.?'The southbound
Cleveland flyer on the Pittsburgh
& Lake Erie railroad, which loft Cleveland
at 11:IS a. m., was wrecked this
' afternoon near Fleming Park, opposite
' Davis Island. The fireman was injured
so that he died, and seventeen
passengers were badly Injured.
A partial list of the dead and Injured
is as follows:
\V. A. Campbell, fireman, found lying
under the trucks of the baggage car:
died before medical aid could be summoned.
John Totten. engineer, painfully but
not fatally injured.
George Neese, baggage master; cut
about the head and arms; taken to the
hospital; will Jive.
James H. rone, a sou of Superintendent
J. B. Yqhe, of the Pittsburgh &
Lake Erie, badly cut about the head
and face. He was traveling In the parlor
car with his father.
Miss Mary Kelly. Youngstown, Ohio,
arms and neck badly injured.
IT. C. Barr, New Castle, legs and arms
,T. C. Cato, AUlqulppa, hurt about the
E. S. Hubbard, Hotel Henry, Pittsburgh.
not badly Injured.
C. P. Wagner, New Castle, slightly
Samuel W. Armstrong, New Castle.
Caleb Welsh, conductor, McICeesport,
The wreck was caused by a broken
rail. The train was running at a high
rate of speed required by the schedule
and the locomotive and several cars
were badly damaged.
When the news of the accident readied
this city, a wrecking crew was sent
to the scene and physicians were summoned
from the nearby towns. The injured
were removed from the wreck and
given as prompt attention as the circumstances
would permit. Ambulances
were called from the Homeopathic, the
Mercy and the West Penn hospitals and
were at the Smlthfleld street station
ready to receive the injured persons
who were brought to the station. The
cold weather caused much suffering to
the injured and to those who aided in
their removalThe
train was composed of a baggage
car, two,day coaches and a Pullman
parlor car. All were vestlbuled cars
and it was one of the crack trains on
the road. It Is one of the fastest trains
in the country and makes the trip from
Cleveland In three hours.
It is presumed that the broken rail
was one of the effects of the extreme
cold. This is the first accident of the
kind that has occurred in this part of
the country since the cold weather began.
The train left Cleveland at 11:1S a. lp.
. and-raiv-on-time -:o-Youngstown; At
that point two hours were lost and the
I train ran on si siding near Fleming
Park to let another train pass. In running
off the switch the rail broke and
the locomotive was thrown from the
track and thrown over on its side. The
tender ran on for several hundred yards
before the air brakes took effect.
Stirs up Ill-l'celinjc <?n the Part ol'
the Cubans Against General
Ri'ooUc ? Occurred at General
G a rein's Funeral.
HAVANA. Feb. 13.?The ill-feeling on
the part of the Cubans towards Major
General Brooke over the question of
precedence that arose in regard to the
process!* jj .it the funeral of General
Calixto Garcia on Saturday, has greatly
moderated In the light of explanations
that have been made. On the
other hand there is a disposition now to
censure the Cuban generals, who. taking
offence when none was offered,- ordered
their soldiers out of line and retired
themselves. The other Cuban
generals are disposed to blame General
Aridrade for ordering his soldiers not
to march In the procession.
Tlie Cuban generals and an assembly
composed of military men debated the
subject of the supposed Insult to the
Cubun soldiers until li o'clock Sunday
morning. After several officers had
spoken in strong terms against the
Americans it was decided tn appoint a
commission to investigate the occurrence
of Saturday and determine
whether or not the conduct of Major
General Brook** constituted an offense.
The commission is Instructed to report
on Tuesday.
Generals Lazura, Capote and Menocal.
who were present at th?- meeting,
talked of resigning the positions which
they had accepted under the United
States government, but it was decided
not to do so at this time, because it
would be impolitic and unpatriotic to
suddenly break off relations with the
military authorities of the United
Major General Hroolce was not informed
by the authorities at Washington
as to what honors he should render
the late General Garcia until Inquiry
was sent on Thursday after the body of
the Cuban leader had arrived here. In
response to this Inquiry General Brooke
was directed by cable, on Friday, to give
a full military funeral. As the mayor
and city council of Havana had already
arranged and advertised an elaborate
programme, it seemed to the military
authorities hero that It would be unwise
to destroy the Cuban programme
and make another conforming to the
United States army regulations. There
fore, as the programme originally prepared
for ample representation t?f the
American military forces. General
Hrookc made no suggestions concerning
his own place in the pageant except
that at the palace Instead of taking the
first carriage after I he casket, as proposed
by tiie Cuban committue, he re(lUeated
that the son of Crucial Garcln
be given that position while he would
take the second carriage, which was
done. The Cuban generals according
to the council programme, were to be
followed by all the American Infantry.
Inquired of Major General Leo through
l.anusa. If General Lee had any objection
to their going ahead of hint. General
l?ee replied that, he had no objection.
The Cuban generate then tried to
^< 1 not ween .oujor uenerm nnioKO ami
his staff. hut thoy wore crowded out.
This orrurrcd half an hour after tins
proeetisiou started though only four or
live hloeltH from the palaee. owing to
freuitenl stops. ' Ii'Iioi'hIh l.atuisa and
t'apofe who .'Waved f<? ;trgw?? with lite
t'nhan generals were left leddnd. The
(itiiel si'i'fetUfleM ?i| the Cllhnn plOVlsloiuil
government. MehnrK. ivsvlme and
Vauez. were In the seeond eurrlnge lifter*
the one ot'rupled hy Major <Jeneral
Itruidte and after them ante four
mounted orderlies lending horses.
Snow Holds Sovereign Sway all
Over tlie Country.
Falls on tlie Eastern and Atlantic
States, Blockading all Kailroad
Traffic ami Suspending Business in
the Cities ?Some of Tlicm Completely
Isolated from the Outside
World?Heavy Snows in the Kantem
Panhandle Counties of "West
Virginia?A Coal Famine Imminent
at Charles Town ? Much Suffering!
will Kesult.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer. |
CHARLES TOWN. W. Va.. Feb. 13.Last
Saturday evening a heavy snow j
storm, accompanied with high wind set
In at this place and It has been snowing i
continuously since. The snow is now j
three feet deep on a level, and Is still
falling. It la the deepest snow ever
known hero, even within the memory
of the oldest citizen. The temperature
Is nearly at zero, and there Is great suffering
among poor people.
Business Is practically stopped, and
It Is almost Impossible to move along
the streets. The snow has drifted until
country roads are Impassable. All
trains arc blocked on the railroads and
travel In stopped.
This place Is on the Verge of a coal
famine. The dealers say their supply
will be exhausted by to-morrow and
while they have coal on the road, it is
impossible to get it here. Many residents
are out of coal, and unless they
can be supplied there will be great suffering.
The dealers say they cannot
till half of their orders and are delivering
only small quantities on each order.
No casualties are yet reported, but
there Is no doubt there will be Intense
suffering should the storm last another
day. The snow drifts are ten feet high
in many places.
Suspends Business ai Martinshui-g.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
MAUTIN'SBUrtC., AY. Ya.. Feb. 13.?
Business Is practically suspended in
lhis city and county for the present on
account of the snow storm which Is
raging In this section. It began snowing
here Saturday, and has been snow1
lnir contlmiiiimlv stnnv
j The principal streets are almost imI
passable on account of the drifts and
i the county roads are completely blockaded.
The thermometer is ranging dur ing
the storm, from 10 to is above zero.
The weather Is the coldest weather
known by the oldest citizens.
By Oiic ot'the \Yorst Blizzards in the
History oi'tlin City.
' I'U!I.ADKIjP1IIA. Feb. 1:1.?After a
day of heroic "bailie, all the human
forces that could be brought into play
against the elements have been forced
I to succumb and to-night the city is fast
locked in the embrace of the worst blizzard
in the history of the local weather
bureau. Steam and local traffic are at
a standstill and snow wrapped streets
are deserted. From S o'clock Saturday
night to the same hour to-night, there
has been a steady snow fall the aggregate
depth of which at the latter hour
was 17^4 inches. The high winds have
whirled this into impassable drifts and
there is no sign of the storm's abatement.
While unusual in severity, the storm
did not llflVK th.? fnrv nf !1 l?Uv*nr<1 tin.
til to-night when the wind attained a
velocity of forty miles an hour.
Early in the day the Pennsylvania
railroad succeeded in moving* about
fifty per cent of its regular passenger
service, but no attempt was made to
move freight or coal trains. Through
trains to the west were abandoned
early, the last one leaving here at S:;!0
this morning for Harrisburg. At last
reports It was stalled near Lancaster.
The western trains due here from
New York at 10:1'5 and 11:52 a. m. were
both between two and three hours late
and went no further than this city.
Eurly in the day the Reading railroad
posted a notice that all train service
was abandoned until further notice.
The Baltimore & Ohio abandoned its
j local service early In the afternoon.
The local trolley lines battled bravely
! with the storm throughout the morning
but as road after road became stalled,
further efforts grew fruitless and tonight
there are practically no means of
Railroad stations are crowded with
people and hoping for trains in and out.
There are a number of deaths and
many casualties attributable to the
prevailing conditions. John \Y. Yeamans.
aged sixty-nine years fell dead
at Seventeenth and Cherry streets;
Benjamin Zebley, aged seventy years,
became unconscious on the street and
died within a lew minutes,and James
Hall was found dead In a yard down
town. The Ice on the Delaware river is
growing thicker and there were no arrivals
or clearances at this port to-day.
tin: mail sr.KYiri-:
At a Standstill in tlu? Kasi ? All
Train* Have Bern Delayed.
"WASHINGTON", Feb. 1C?The railway
mall service is paralyzed by the
storm, and malls are at a standstill
throughout the Atlantic region. No
through trains have arrived here from
the west over the Pennsylvania road
during the day. and only one over the
Baltimore & Ohio, from Pittsburgh.
All others on the latter road were
abandoned save for a few locals. The
oniy outuounu irain started on the
Pennsylvania wiis an extra, pulling out
at 4:L'O this afternoon, for the east. On
the Haltlmore & Ohio the only through
trains arriving from the east were Xos.
j:i and 1!~, the former due at 4:0"? a. in.,
but eight hours Into* and the latter due
at 7:".0 a. m.. the newspaper train of
two roaches only, whieh pulled in live
and a half hours late.
All Chesapeake & Ohio trains were
abandoned, and there wen? no trains
either nont out or arriving over the
Southern and the Atlantic coast line.
The Atlantic roaai line Xo. ;ir>. which
left here at :i:l<? vesterday afternoon,
is repotted fast In a snow hank, south
of Alexandria, Va. The fast mall,
scheduled to leave New York at 4:30
a. in., has not heen heard from.
ltalihnore *V Ohio SntVcrs.
I'lALTIMOUK. Md . Feb. 1.1?A spoelal
dispatch from Cumberland, In the
mountain district of the state, says the
storm th<T" has heen of unprecedented
violence and duration, having lasted for
forty-eight hours without cessation.
Heavy drifts have been formed on the
Haltlmore & Ohio lines at that point,
and all trains for the west on the Wash"
Ington ami Pittsburgh division havs
been abandoned. Those due from the
eaat last night mul this morning were
from six to twelve hours late, and those
from' the east are delayed, though not
quite so badly. A eoal famine Is
threatened in Cumberland, and the suffering
among the poor of the city Is intense.
Snow Blockade Complete.
WlLKVSliAllllE, Pa.? Feb. 33.?Th?
snow blockade on the various rallrouds
centering here is almost complete tonight.
The greatest dlfllculty is encountered
on the mountains where the
snow has drifted badly. A large forco
of men Is at work clearing the tracks
but owing to the extreme cold the work
proceeds wry slowly.
The Lehigh Valley ofllclals will make
no atto.viM to run trains over the
mountains lo-nlght. Upon the arrival
of the J'l.K'Jc diamond express from
Buffalo, the passengers will be taken
t ? hotels for the night. Things are even
worse on the Central railroad of New
Jersey, whose tracks also cross the
mounti.ln. a freight train became en
guiieu 111 a uig snow unit mis morning
and at.(? o'clock this evening It hurt not
yet been dag out. All trains have been
Heavy Snows.
/WASHINGTON, P. C? Feb. 3.-A"
Cumberland, Md? special to the Evening
Star says:
Snow has fallen incessantly since
Saturday evening, and there is no nign
of abatement. The temperature hovers
about zero. Railroad traflio is demoralized.
Baltimore & Ohio iralns for the
east are running from seven, to twelve
J hours late, and the through west-bound
I passenger trains have been abandoned
1 for the day. The country is blocked.
Dealers are out of coal, and a famine
is threatened. Joseph and Amos Collins,
hunters, are believed to be frozen
to death, in the mountains, near Romnev,
\V. Va.
Business Paralyzed.
HARRISBURG,. Pa.. Feb. 13.-Tho
snow storm has paralyzed business in
Harrlsburg. The street car lines are
closed and not a passenger train has
arrived or left the city since noon. All
the passenger trains on the Pennsylvania
railroad between Philadelphia and
Pittsburgh have been annulled.
By the Two Houses of tho Legislature
A Move Against. Capital Removal.
Mc. Whitaker's Fidelity and Guarantee
Bill?Wheeling Bridge Measure.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
Ten bills were passed by the two
branches of the legislature to-day; four
by the house and six by the senate.
Several of them are of considerable importance.
The one that is of most in
teres I, m view or the efforts that arc
being- made to have the capital removed
from here, Is the bill providing fur the
purchase of grounds and the erection
thereon of u lire proof building for the
use of the supreme court, the auditor's
and treasurer's offices. the state library
and tlu- historical society, which passed
the Senate this afternoon. The bill
has only been pending a few days, and
the haste with which It has been put
through Is significant of the desire on
the part of the majority of thp senate
to sit down on any such attempt. The
bill appropriates $60,000 for the purpose.
Tb" bill making the speaker of the
house the second in succession in case
of a vacancy In the governor's office
also passed the senate.
Mr. McNeil's bill, providing for the
appointment of deputy tish and game
wardens, was rejected. Mr. McNeil himself
alone voting for It. Another meas
urc introduced oy tno same senator, in
reference to the appointment of attorneys
for corporations, was also rejected.
Of the four bills passed by the house
only two are of any general interest.
One of these is Mr. Fisher's bill. Riving
workmen a lien for the value of their
labor on the property of the person or
persons for whom they have worked.
The other Is Mr. Brown's bill, making
it the duty of assessors to gather certain
agricultural statistics. The other
two are purely local?one of these
amending the ehnrter of Sistersvllle
and the other defining the boundaries
of the Independent school district of
The bill Increasing the appropriation
for teachers' institutes was made a special
order for business In the senate tomorrow.
Mr. Bowan introduced in the house
a bill providing for the reduction of the
state levy from i!.r? cents to L'O cents. He
thinks It will go through the house
without trouble.
The senate devoted the grcaler part
of the afternoon to a discussion of Mr.
Whltaker's bill amending the law authorizing
fidelity and guarantee companies
io do business in this state. Mr.
Whltaker and Mr. McNeil are championing
the bill, while Mr. Farr and Mr.
Smith are conducting the opposition.
Outside of ibis there was very little argument.
The day was devoted to business
In both houses.
Governor Atkinson to-day commissioned
S. W. Varner, of 'fieiiville, second
lieutenant, assistant surgeon in the
Second West' Virginia regiment, vice
William F. Daly, of Terra Alta, rcsigned.
The senate committee on roads and
internal navigation to-day reported favorably
the bill providing for a free
bridge at Wheeling. Originally the
bill provided for a purchase of one
bridge, but in this form it excited opposition.
on the ground of discrimination.
As amended, It provides for the
purchase of both bridges between
Wheeling and the Island, or else, pending
purchase, for an arrangement for
free loll on one or both of the bridges.
No bills were signed to-day by the governor.
as had been expected. Neither
of the two thus far passed has been
presented to him for signature.
A delegation from Parkersburg will
arrive here to-morrow to urge the removal
of the capital from this city to
that place. It will be composed of about
tlfteon prominent citizens. among- whom
will be lil. M. Gllkeson, Captain \\\ N.
Chancellor, 1J. M. Ambler' and 11. E.
Sunk at Her
Nl'.W YORK. Feb. 13.?The White
Star line steamer Germanic sank at her
pier In North rlvor this evening, and la
nuv lying there partially submerged.
The accident Is said to have been due to
the heavy coating of Ice which formed
on the sides of the steamer. The continued
loading of coal, combined with
the heavy weight of the Ice, caused the
steamer to list and slowly sink t<> tin*
bottom. It Is said thai no one is injured.
Wenlher Forecast for To-day.
For West Virginia, fair, not so cold;
southerly winds.
For Western Pennsylvania and ?>nlo,
fair; not so cold; ficsh winds, becoming

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